Transnet Port Terminal

Transnet TerminalsCommitted towards EC Economic Growth 

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is a division of Transnet SOC Limited; South Africa’s state-owned freight transport company which owns and operates 16 terminal operations situated across seven South African Ports.
TPT handles a variety of commodities that facilitate the growth of the Eastern Cape region and country’s economy. The East London Multi-Purpose Terminals handles the following commodities, containers, Bulk and Breakbulk, Bulk and cars.

Tpt East London Terminals Aerial View

Car terminal

The car terminal on the west bank of the Buffalo River facilitates the import/export of vehicles by means of Ro-Ro and the terminal has a theoretical design throughput of 50,000 units a year with 2,800 parking bays. The parkade offers a fully enclosed undercover parking, which was designed to be increased in size to 8 storeys to raise the throughput to 180,000 vehicles a year. The port entrance is dredged up to 12m, with the draught at the berths varying from 8.5m to 10.4m alongside and offers rail connectivity. TPT is also proud to have maintained its NOSCAR status for the past 9 years.

Tpt Car Terminal

Grain Elevator

The Grain Elevator, with a storage capacity of 76,000 tones, is the largest in South Africa. The elevator has been converted to handle discharged cargo (imports) and handles World Food Aid imports on behalf of the United Nations. This terminal handles mainly containers with 53,819 TEUs being handled during 2011/2012 and boasts the largest grain silo on the South African coastline.

Combi Terminal (Break Bulk Sector)

The Combi Terminal (Break Bulk Sector) operates on the east bank of the Buffalo River where it imports and exports break-bulk cargo such as scrap steel, livestock and cement. The terminal handles break-bulk ships’ gear, forklifts, tractors and trailers with a projected throughput of 72 000 metric tons annually.

Combi Terminal (Container Sector)

The Combi Terminal (Container Sector) on the east bank of the Buffalo River imports and exports containerized cargo. The purpose of the terminal is to handle volumes of container ships and straddle carriers for 93 000 TEUs per annum. The port accommodates fives berths ranging from 8.1m – 10.4m.

As part of Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy (MDS), our terminals are undergoing a major programme of investment to boost handling capacity. This is being achieved through the acquisition of new equipment, infrastructure upgrades and skills training. We strive to tailor-make and customise our service offerings to suit all our customers’ requirements and most of all – to deliver freight reliably.

Tpt East London Terminals Aerial View1

Contact details

Mr. Prince Manganyi

Terminal Operations Manager


Tel: +27 (0) 43 700 1027

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